. Please note: There are TWO parts to this assignment. Complete both parts to receive full credit

. Please note: There are TWO parts to this assignment. Complete both parts to receive full credit for the assignment.Label each part
Part 1 Overview:
Before you start this assignment, read the directions the Argumentative  Research Paper—on our course site so that you are familiar with the scope of the assignment.
After you have selected your research paper topic/issue, compose a well-developed of at least 2 substantive paragraphs identifying your topic/issue and the purpose of your research paper. Include mention of what specific points or topics you envision in your research paper and what kind of research you will still need to find. You can also include an explanation on how  your thinking on your topic and purpose has or has not changed as a result of completing this assignment. Your main objective is to explain how you envision the paper coming together for you. *The use of personal I statements are perfectly fine for this part of the assignment.* https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/argument/
 Part 2 Overview: Formulate a preliminary thesis statement that you will use for your argumentative research paper. The thesis should indicate to the reader the side of the issue being supported. You will have time as your paper comes together to revise your thesis statement as needed. See this resource on crafting a thesis statement.
*Avoid the use of personal I statements when drafting the thesis statement. Do not use 1st person “I” or 2nd person “you/your.” Stick to 3rd person. Do not refer to the essay itself (Example: “This essay will prove…”).*
*Thesis statements are not in the form of a question.* 
Required Length
2 substantive paragraphs minimum for Part 1. A “substantive paragraph” is defined as 5-8 meaningful sentences in length including a topic sentence (see this resource) and supporting sentences. For Part 2, you need only craft one sentence for your thesis statement – though it should be a comprehensive, thoughtful, arguable sentence.